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Today's Franchise Candidates

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Franchise Friday

Franchise Friday


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This week on Franchise Friday, host Paul Segreto is joined by self-employment and career coach Susan Mell. Paul and Susan will be discussing the current profile of today's franchise candidates. Some topics that will be touched upon include the current state of corporate America, lifestyle, family life and generational differences between current candidates.

About Our Guest

Susan's first business for 17 years included four retail locations, 42 employees with $3 million dollars in annual sales in the wireless industry. As a member of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, she participated for 18 months in the Mentor/Protégé program. Susan has had the great fortune to have worked with Chris Sullivan, Founder of Outback Steakhouse as her mentor. With Chris's guidance and support, he helped grow her retail business until she sold it in 2001. For the past 12 years, Susan has built up a multi-unit franchise to 8 Franchises with 5 Independent Contractors throughout the country. Susan also has her Masters in Social Work Administration and is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams of self-employment.

Awards & Accolades:
TES Franchisee Association – Treasurer 2013, 2014
Member of the Working Women of Tampa Bay
Member of the Women’s Executive Leadership (WEL)
Nominated for Tampa Bay Business Women of the Year 2010 Award
Area Developer of the Year 2010, 2012, 2013
Referral Synergy Award 2012 Franchisee of the Year 2008 Top Performer Award 2003, 2008, 2011 Excellence in Marketing 2005
Ambassador - 2003 - 2014